Tagged with: environment


The Massive Impact of Driverless Cars, Blog 1.

Paul Sweeney 20/10/2016

Paul Sweeney: A few weeks ago, Uber introduced the first driverless cars on the road: a self-driving taxi fleet in Pittsburgh. Uber, partnered with Volvo, Google, Tesla, Volkswagen, Ford and GM are all investing heavily in driverless cars. Car makers are teaming up with tech firms in their development. GM recently invested $500 million in Lyft, a …



Budget 2012: carbon tax, motor tax and motivations

Aoife Ní Lochlainn 02/12/2011

Aoife Ní Lochlainn: As we get closer to the budget day (or budget days), the shape of Government plans is becoming clearer. We know, both from leaks …

Uno duce, una voce

Nat O'Connor 05/02/2010

Nat O'Connor: I cannot allow two recent stories in the papers to go by without comment. Today's Irish Independent reports (in a story about Enda …

The Pro-Nuclear bias of the Irish Academy of Engineers review of Irish Energy Policy

John Barry 29/06/2009

John Barry: The Irish Academy of Engineers Review of Ireland's Energy in the Context of a Changing Economy has been discussed over on …

The Ryanair Model of Development?

James Wickham 05/05/2009

James Wickham: Ryanair is an Irish success story. Ryanair’s high profile CEO, Michael O’Leary, is one of the country’s home grown billionaires. …

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